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Canada Travel Restrictions

44.3 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
60.48% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 55.46% last week
Most visitors from the United States will not be allowed to enter Canada.

Canada border status

The travel restrictions do not apply to Canadian citizens,Permanent residents,Extended family members include those in a long-term, exclusive dating relationship and their dependent children, plus adult children, grandchildren, siblings, and grandparents under certain conditions,Foreign nationals for compassionate reasons in specific and limited situations, including to say goodbye to a loved one, to provide care for a loved one, or to attend a funeral.

Foreign nationals arriving directly from the US for a non-discretionary purpose,Indians under the Indian Act, International students approved by a provincial or territorial government as having a COVID-19 readiness plan will be allowed to enter Canada.


Outgoing travel to CanadaTraveling from the United States to Canada

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Canada.
Exceptions

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from the United States will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.
Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.

Documents
Compassionate entry for travellers and limited release from quarantine

Foreign nationals traveling without an advance written approval for an exemption of a border restriction may be denied entry into Canada.


Return travelReturning to the United States from Canada

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Travelers returning from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United States.
Exceptions

Children under the age of 2 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors returning from Canada are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.
Details and exceptions

Travelers are recommended to quarantine between 7-10 days after arrival in the United States. Travelers are recommended to take a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after arriving in the USA. If the test is negative, it is recommended that travelers quarantine for 7 days.

If the test is positive, they should self-isolate until they recover. Travelers should check quarantine requirements for the specific state they are traveling to, as some states such as Vermont and Hawaii have implemented a mandatory quarantine for international travel.


FAQs

  • Most visitors from the United States can enter Canada but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 14 days

  • Travelers from from the United States are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from the United States will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces.

  • Open with restrictions

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